Jaimee Comstock-Skipp (Ouseley Fellow): 'From Central Asia to Central Europe: Alexander the Great in Manuscript Arts of the Abū’l-Khairid (Uzbek) Khans and Connections to the West'
With expertise in the illustrated manuscripts of the Abū'l-Khairids (Shaibanid-Uzbeks) and their political and artistic exchanges with other Islamicate empires during the 16th century, my research at the Warburg Institute will home in on a single figure—Alexander the Great, or Iskandar Maqdūnī [Macedonian] in Persian—across Central Asian and European manuscripts. Several Abū'l-Khairid illustrated texts feature this historical, heroic, philosophical, and prophetic figure.
The Work in Progress seminar explores the variety of subjects studied and researched at the Warburg Institute. Papers are given by invited international scholars, research fellows studying at the Institute, and third-year PhD students.
NB: THIS SESSION WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ONLINE VIA ZOOM ONLY.
image: Iskandar (Alexander the Great) exploring the seas with companions. Loose folio from an illustrated manuscript of the Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) in the Khamsa of Nizami, circa 1560s Bukhara. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Binney, 3rd, public domain, Portland Art Museum 72.37.2